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Hansel Monday

The Monday after New-Year's Day, when “hansels,” or free gifts, were given in Scotland to servants and children. Our boxing-day is the first weekday after Christmas Day. (Anglo-Saxon, handselen; hand and sellan, to give.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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